In what will end up being my favorite “Whoops, my bad” moment from today’s game, Troy Brouwer checked official Darren Gibbs into the Caps bench.
With 3:24 left in the second period, Nicklas Backstrom got whistled for slashing. We got to see the official on the ice announce the call, then CSN+ cut to the crowd. There we found a Blues fan dressed like an official clapping and pointing.
George during a stoppage in play during the Sweden-Latvia game. (Photo: freestylephotography.com)
Frederick, Maryland is where RMNB was born, but it’s not exactly a hotbed for hockey. Beyond the Frederick ice rink off of Route 26 and some beer-league hockey teams, Frederick is more known as the city Washington Capitals minor leaguers drive through on the way to D.C.
Over the last few weeks, local media outlets have reported that RMNB’s hometown sent someone to Sochi, just not a player.
Frederick native and 2002 Urbana High School graduate Tommy George officiated in the Sochi Olympics.